Sajid Ali - Screen Printer
This is Sajid, he is the very friendly screen printer who oversees the printing of all East End Press' paper garlands.
He works from the top floor of a printing plant in Jaipur, where everything from making the hand made cotton paper to laser cutting the finished printed sheets and stitching the garlands is done in-house. Sajid's print studio has a flat roof courtyard - perfect for drying the silk screens!
Read more here about the crafts people East End Press chooses to work with.
Block Printing in Jaipur
Block printing involves using intricately carved wooden blocks to stamp a design onto fabric.
Its how our popular wash bags and quilts are made, and is a traditional printing method that is one of the main industries in Jaipur. Fields surrounding the city are filled with colourful dyed reams of cotton, waiting to be printed. Carving the printing blocks is a true art form , and the wooden blocks are beautiful!